Good Hope

Changing the world,

a matter of

Wanting it & Doing it


Functions: Montesorri education

Leadership: Selina Arends

Location: Sidabadabeni community, Mdumbi, Transkei.

Status: NPO Good Hope Community projects. Under the management of Selina Arends.

Period: 17 October 2015 – now

Construction began in March 2015, under the direction of Richard McBride, who held the reins together with Selina. Good Hope was opened on Saturday 17 October. During the opening, graffiti artists, Can an Caps from Johannesburg, were still busy finishing. All donors who helped with this are listed at the day care center.

Selina Arends is a woman who fits in perfectly with Willen and Doen. If she wants something then she goes for it. We met her in 2012. She knocked on the door and stepped in, asking if I would please come and see Mavis, from Little Angel pre school. It was her first project with Willen and Doen. At the beginning of 2014 she came to us again. A crèche was needed in her community..

Good Hope is in the initial phase and needs help. Richard McBride is the ambassador of and the link to Good Hope. He lives in Amsterdam and supports the project from this side.